How to Make Cute and Easy Flower Pens

Looking for a fun way to brighten your school desk or workspace?

One of our favorite spring craft projects is making DIY flower pens!

These colorful flower pens only require a few supplies, take just a few minutes to create, and are fun for kids to make.

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Flower pens make great gifts for friends’ birthdays or Mother’s Day.  Here are 2 of our favorite cute and easy flower pen craft projects:

How to Make Silk Flower Pens


  • Silk flowers (color and style of your choice)
  • Pens
  • Glue (we used Tacky Glue)
  • Tape (floral, Washi, or Duct tape)
  • Flowerpot or short vase filled with decorative rocks

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Step 1 – Remove the top of the pen

Step 2 – Wrap tape around the pen, from the top of the pen to the bottom

Step 3 – Remove the silk flower from the stem*. Place glue around the base of the flower and insert the flower into the top of the pen

Step 4 – Add decorative rocks to a small flowerpot* or vase and then add your new pens!

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*We used the fun Winnie-the-Pooh inspired flowerpot we created and shared at Enchanted Homeschooling Mom.


How to Make Paper Flower Pens


  • Colored paper (we used regular printer weight paper, card stock is not necessary)
  • Scissors
  • Pens
  • Glue (we used Tacky Glue)
  • Tape (Washi or Duct Tape)

We followed the basic steps in this DIY Swirly Paper Flowers tutorial from Instructables.

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We made just a few changes to turn this into a pen:

  • Step 5 – Rather than use paper to make the stem we used a pen and wrapped it with Washi tape/Duct tape.
  • Step 6 – We cut the length of paper in half, using just 4 inches to wrap around each stem/pen.

I LOVE these pens! Not only do they look great by adding a splash of color to our desks, they are also very practical. Because they are big and colorful they don’t to “walk away” or get mixed up with other supplies.

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While you have all of these supplies handy your kids might want to check out 6 Gifts Girls Can Make to Give to Their Friends, including a Duct Tape Flower Pen and Flower and Gem Hair Clips.

Follow Education Possible’s board DIY Crafts for Teens on Pinterest.

Have fun creating your own flower pens!


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Susan Williams
As a veteran educator I am always looking for new ways to bring learning to life for my family. I enjoy traveling, sharing ideas with other moms, and helping my children explore the world around them. We have been homeschooling for more than a decade and are now entering the final stretch of our homeschool journey with two teens in high school.
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